|Jack Benny Program: Season 5, Episode 5: The Life of Jack Benny|
(From TV.com) Rochester is typing up the script for next week's show: Jack Benny's life story. The Sportsmen Quartet sing "You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby." Jack begins auditioning actors for the various parts in his saga. He hires a gorgeous young woman to play his first love, and his real first girlfriend to be his mother. He passes on the first young man who's auditioning to play himself as a child, instead casting the pushy little boy who is acting as the kid's agent.
Keywords: Jack Benny; Eddie Anderson; Don Wilson; Mel Blanc; Jimmy Baird; Harry Shearer; Jean Willes; Leigh Snowden; Dick Ryan; Joe Besser
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|''Private Secretary'' - The Little Caesar of Bleeker Street|
An episode of 1950s US sitcom series "Private Secretary". This episode was originally broadcast on 1 April 1956 on CBS. This, however, is a syndication print under the title of "Susie", but it still runs the correct 26 minutes. The series starred Ann Sothern. This episode features a young Harry Shearer among the guest cast.
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; 1950s; 50s; Fifties; Susie; Private Secretary; Sitcom; Comedy; Ann Sothern; Harry Shearer
|The Horn Blows at Midnight on Omnibus|
In 1945, Jack Benny starred in his last major motion picture, "The Horn Blows at Midnight," as a band member who dreams he's an angel sent to destroy the Earth. The film did respectable business but wasn't an overwhelming success (doubtlessly due to the timing, coming at the end of WW2) and Benny soon began joking about what a dismal failure the film was... which quickly became a running gag on his TV and radio shows, leading people to believe the movie actually was an epic bomb.In 1949, the f...
Keywords: classic tv; Jack Benny; Alistair Cook; Jeff Donnell; Lester Matthews; Byron Foulger; Hallene Hill; Martin Dean; Anne Doran; Rolph Sedan; John Vosper; Dorothy Mallone; Lee Millar; Frank Jaquet; Beverly Washburn; Harry Shearer; Benny Rubin; Lou Lubin; Rusty Morris; Roy Rowan; Mahlon Merrick; 1953; 1950s